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WADCO^T NEWS 

tOME OF W^ 



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Volume 2 



SPORT 



By Prank Brown 
SAY IT WITH HUCKLEBERIES 

We are now on our way to clinch 
the Pennant of the Twilight League. 
The team has all the bad baseball out 
of its system now and has finally got 
ils proper hearings. 

The good work that Glennon show- 
ed with the K. of ('. against us was 
a revelation to sonic of the howlers 
about town. There is noth ing to 
if if we keep up the spirit that we 
now arc showing. The team is well 
equipped in every position to pull to- 
er. Our record is 5 won and 2 
losl up to Wednesday, the 6th, then 
we mee1 the strong team that the 
Doniinick & Half manager has gotten 
together. On Friday, the 16th, the 
ie of the season will take place' as 
we will he \ip againsl Manager Weld- 
on 's fast team, viz. Mason Box. He 
has now on his roster some xvvy clever 
players but so have we and when we 
conic together watch the fur fly. dim 
Nlialiuek is hack' and he is no mean 
s;ickcr io have around, lie is in fine 
trim and can hit most anything they 
C.. i .icr. 

A few of the boys in the factory 
were in attendance at the great fight 
over at Boyle's 30 acres in Jersey and. 
were fully satisfied that Jack 
Dempsey is some fighter. Nevertho- 
I ss we must allow some credit to 
pentier for his pluck and endur- 
ance. 

Charley Moore has mowed our field 
and it will soon be in condition to 
lay out the diamond. We can't expect 
much from it this year as the sod is 
not thick enough as yet. The Middle- 
boro girls are wondering when the 
rubber game is to be played off. Not 
this warm weather, says Mildred. 
Wait until the good old winter comes 
around again. 



Eva Contois is thinking of having 
her car fitted with "solids" because 
she is afraid the "pneumatics" wont 
stand the enormous weight. 



Plainville, Mass., July 14, 1921 



Number 13 




MISS MARY HECKMAN 

35 Years With Concern. 

Is there a reader of the "Wadco 
News'' who is not acquainted . with 
the forelady of our Packing and 
Shipping Departments .' 

if there is. perhaps the following 
lines will serve to introduce to you 
Miss Mary Heckman who has served 
the firm thirty-five years diligently 
and untiringly, satisfied only when 
her duties are discharged to the best 
of her ability. 

Miss HeckmaiL or Mamie as she is 
known to the older employees, enter- 
ed the ranks of Wade, Davis & Co. in 
1886. Her career started at the bench 
where she worked during the first 
three years of her service. This was 
before the days of mesh hags so she 
did not make or join mesh as we do 
at present. Wade. Davis & Co. made 
jewelry at that time and the bench 
girls "set up" work which consisted 
of getting the articles ready for the 
men who did the soldering. Cuff pins 
and ear-rings were popular then, 
and Miss Heckman set up many of 
these which were made of twist wire 
and shot. 

Cont'd page 2 ,col. '2, 



Guest: Tommy, I want you to do 
something for me. When your sister 
and T are in the drawing room after 
dinner, creep in and turn the gas low. 

Tommy: You're too late, she told 
me to turn it out. 



BUSINESS 



The one question uppermost in 
many minds is "Well, how about Bus- 
iness"?. We can only speak for our- 
selves on this vital subject. We ex- 
peet to go along for the next sixty 
days about as at present and then to 
run into a good fall business. Far 
from being discouraged we have set to 
with a will to do, and have gotten out 
several distinctly new sample lines, 
which, judging from their reception 
are going to keep the plant busy this 
year, at least. 

It is said by good authority on bus- 
iness conditions that the manufac- 
turers of finished products for the con- 
sumers are doing more business than 
those handling raw or partly finished 
products. 

This is taken to indicate that these 
manufacturers are reducing their 
slock of material in meeting consum- 
ers' demands and must eventually re- 
plenish their stock, causing an im- 
provement in the basic industries. 

It seems reasonable to say that the 
more liberal our buying of the things 
we need or want, the sooner this de- 
sirable result will be reached. 

But as we wish to benefit ourselves 
as consumers as much as possible per- 
haps it would be well even at the ex- 
pense of considerable time and 
trouble to do our buying where we get 
most in value for each and every 
dollar. 

The fact that many people are bet- 
ter satisfied if they have paid an ex- 
tremely high price even for common 
articles of food and clothing (except 
flour, sugar and fuel) is said to be one 
of the main factors in keeping up the 
high cost of living. 

In the words of the old song which 
used to be popular some twenty-five 
years ago, "(let your money's worth" 
to which we will add, and give it, too. 



POUND 

Rosary Deads in Factory Restaur- 
ant. Apply II. P>. Rowan. 



WADCO NEWS 



Wadco News 



l'l BLISHED Skmi-Mon Till Y 

by the Employees of Whiting & Davis 
Company, Plainville, Mass. 

Publication Commit ikk 

J. (). (iaonon, Chairman 
W. M. Fuller Lee Higerins F. Gaddes 
O. Sotierstrom iMiua Simp son 

Editor . . H. B. Rowan 

COMMERCIAL PRESS-PRINTERS 



EDITORIAL 



No decision has yet been made rela- 
tive to the winner in the Trade Mark 
contest. 

Mr. ('. A. Whiting for the Whiting 
& Davis Co. is at work on a collection 
of mesh dating' back two thousand 
years. This will be shown at the Pa- 
geant of Progress to be held in Chi- 
cago. July 30th to August 14th. 

It would not be right to pass the 
Glorious 4th without mentioning that 
it was real hot. There was the cus- 
tomary setting off of fireworks, es- 
pecially at seaside resorts. 

Airplanes manouvered over head, 
and seemed to come and go with 
about as much ado as autos when they 
first came out. 

To the north of Boston huge bon- 
fires are still lighted on the highest 
hills, these fires are mammoth affairs 
for which boxes, barrels and all sorts 
of inflammable material are used. 

And then this year there is that 
morning after home-brew-thirst to 
quench. 



LOST OR MISLAID. 

A Brown & Sharp one inch Micro- 
meter somewhere in the main shop. 
Week of June 13th to 20th. Please 
notify Archie Lewis. 



Kindly use a soft lead pencil when 
writing your news items for the 
"Wadco" as it is very hard to read 
writing done with a fine point hard 
pencil 



The photographer has taken pic- 
tures of the different doparnnonts 
for the purpose of using them in the 
extensive advertising campaign about 
to be instituted to further the sale of 
W. tv. 1). mesh bags. 



Cont'd from page I, col. 2 
About this time she was transferred 

to the Packing Room where the jewel- 
ry was carded and prepared for ship- 
ment. During the years of 1889 to 
1891 she carded jewelry, assisting 
AI iss Mamie Schoefield who was in 
charge of the Carding Department. 

There were then only fifty hands 
employed in the entire factory. Her 
day's work commenced at 7 A. M. and 
ended when her work was finished. 
It was usually after six thirty when 
she took off her apron, although the 
factory closed at six o'clock and five 
o'clock on Saturday. 

At times she was called upon to 
help Mrs. Claflin the Shipping Clerk 
and finally took her position when 
Mrs. Chaflin severed connections with 
the Company in 1894. She has 
worked in this capacity ever since, 
and from 1914 to 1917 handled the 
export shipments besides the domes- 
tie. The foreign business grew rap- 
idly and soon became too large to 
handle in connection with the domes- 
tic, so she was relieved of this duty 
when Mr. Collins came to us to take 
over the Foreign Department. 

We dare venture to say, without 
exception. Miss Heckman has handled 
more merchandise in value than any 
other Shipping Clerk in either Attle- 
boro, North Attleboro and this jew- 
elry locality. 

Miss Heckman 's record is worthy 
of commendation and emulation and 
we wish her many years of future 
usefulness both at home and in the 
factory, fully believing we can count 
her one of the pillars in the organ- 
ization. 



VACATION 

Our shopmate Saxy has gone on 
his annual trip to Mt. Desert Island. 
-Maine. This is getting so regular it 
can be compared to time and tide and 
no doubt is looking forward to with 
a great deal of pleasure by S ixy. We 
don't know the particular attraction 
of the place but would offer for your 
approval "Mermaids" for he always 
comes back smiling. 

The friends of Miss Stel'a Jakubay- 
t is are glad to know that she arrived 
in New York safely. She is rather 
lonesome, but Stella being a jolly girl 
will soon make her friends. 

As the saving goes j 
Red, White & Blue, 
Your Father is a Jew, 
Better ask Ed. Ilurlin 
For his rhymes with "Sweet Peas." 



HEALTH TALKS 

Rheumatic Fever, or acute articular 
rheumatism, is defined by "Osier" 
as an acute noncontagious fever de- 
pendent upon an unknown infective 
agent and characterized by inflamma- 
tion of the joints. 

Profuse prespiration is one of the 
features of the disease. It is certain 
that attacks of rheumatism bear a 
definite relation to acute tonsilitis, 
both of which are due to germs. 

There is always great danger of 
endocarditis or inflammation of the 
membrane that lines the heart 
and absolute rest in bed is import- 
ant. All sudden movements of the 
body should be avoided. Local treat- 
ment is important. Ice bags, pads 
and splints are used to hold the af- 
fected joints. The diet is chiefly 
milk. 

A Physician should be consulted as 
for all important diseases.. 

It is believed that Rheumatic 
Fever is responsible for a large pro- 
portion of cases of "organic" hea t 
disease. 

B. G. Cote; 

R. I. X. 



OITTI ! 

The only difference between a girl 
chewing gum and a cow chewing her 
cud. is that the cow looks though ful. 

Don't start your work with a 
frown and a dissatisfied feeling. Smile 
and be happy. 

Don't watch the clock and think 
how many hours it will be before 
you can quit work. 

Forget about the time and get in- 
terested in hanging bags perfect. 

Shopmate. 



Why does silver tarnish? Because 
it is exposed to "Actinic" or chemi- 
cal power of the "sun's rays", and 
becomes affected by them. 

r fhe above question has been asked 
many times so don't forget the an- 
swer. 



What is it aboul Lillian Johnson's 
chair that Mr. C. likes! liis aim is 
always around it. 



FOB SALE 
Fruit and Ornamental Trees. 
Shrubs and Rose Bushes. See me 
about your Flower Gardens. 

Walter Lowe. Dept. A. 
Forest* & Landscape Gardener. 



WADCO NEWS 



GUN METAL 

The name "gun metal" as applied 
to mesh bags and other articles .of 
jewelry is misleading for it does not 
apply to the nature of the material 
of which the article is made but to 
its exterior finish.. In other words, 
gun metal is an exterior coating and 
the genuine finish can only be ob- 
tained on articles of steel. It really 
is a black iron oxide, chemically 
known as Ferroso Oxide and is ob- 
tained by chemical action on steel. 
The name "gun metal" was given 
this finish because it originally was 
invented by gun makers for the 
double purpose of preventing rust 
on gun barrels and to prevent the 
glint or gleam of the sun's rays, 
which would occur on a bright, shiny 
gun barrel. This reflection would 
make it difficult to take a proper 
sighting, and in the case of its mili- 
tary use would betray to the enemy 
the movements of a force. This fin- 
ish lias been handed To the jewelry 
industry as an ornamental finish and 
il is also a rust preventative finish on 
steel. 

It is best eared for in stock by 
keeping in an envelope made of para- 
fined paper, and in a case where 
it is in use by the wearer by wiping 
with a cloth slightly moistened with 
a parafine or similar oil. 

Gun metal bags should at all times 
be kept away from all forms of mois- 
ture as much as possible for when they 
are exposed to moisture for a pro- 
longed period they are subject to 
rust. 



A SHOP BAND— HURRAH ! 

The Wadeo has been asked to get 
them together — here they are — give 
Hum the glad hand and encourage- 
ment. 

•lack Zilch, violin; Joe Sharpe, 
cornet; Harvey Lamphier, violin; 
Paul Entwistle, clarinet; Milton Bat- 
chelder, saxophone. 

WANTED 

Drummer, piano player, lady or 
gentlemen. 



"We often wonder why it is, 

That Mildred meets Harold on the 

1. ridge, 
Don 't you worry now we know, 
That's where all the little fishes go. 



A criticism on the manufacture of 
chewing tobacco is made by Jim 
Morse who wants to know by what 
right peach stones are placed in 
plugs, he being the victim. 



Whiting Chain Co. Notes 

The Whiting Chain Co. has been 
very fortunate this year in running 
45 hours a week with no dull period 
this Spring and a bright outlook for 
the balance of the year. When ask- 
ed if they were having a run on any 
particular thing, Mr. Clark replied, 
"No it seems that the customer is 
buying from the line in general." He 
is very optimistic on the Pall outlook. 



Frank Stanton suffered a slight 
shock while working in the shop but 
at last reports was coming along nice- 
ly. 



It is reported that Archie Clark is 
vitally interested in Colonial Dwell- 
ings. Along this line he has seen fit to 
take up the occupancy of such an 
house and to have set about furnish- 
ing it with New Hampshire antiques. 
This he will do according to infor- 
mation as given in the Ladies' Home 
Journal from time to time. Some 
busy man, surely. We are glad he has 
decided on his "Authority" for furn- 
ishing antiquely, as the Ladies' Home 
Journal is having a little trouble in 
getting its copies to Archie. The 
beauty of antiques of course is the 
age viewpoint. In this he seems not to 
be disappointed provided the Ladies' 
Home Journal carries on. 

Eddie D. of the chain shop misses 
seeing Lillian around. His favorite 
song was, "I used to call her Baby 
and It's onlv a Dream of the Past." 



"GOAT'S AT LARGE" 

Florence's Goat — Francis J. 's feet 
anchored in her place for the day. 

The color of Billy Fitzpatrick's 
eyes get Alice L.'s goat. What color 
are they Alice? . 

Francis' goat is taken in tow by 
waiting for Annie M. to lock the 
shop door every night. 

Edith admits ownership of a pesky 
critter with butting horns when Lil- 
lian B. who is a human talking ma- 
chine gets wound up for the day. 

A slack time, a short line, a post- 
man without a letter, that's what gets 
Martha's. 

Peggie says being jabbed in the ribs 
by every Tom. Dick and Harry that 
goes up the aisle, c°rtainly gets her 
goat. Better blame the fashions, 
Peggy, and wear coat-of-mail hereaf- 
ter. 

A general goat. To have to wait 
for the doors to open on a rainy day. 
Why not a little earlier, it would be 
better for the health of the early ones. 



SEMI-MONTHLY SCANDAL 
By Ted Peterson 

Some, "Say it with flowers." 

Better, "Try it with JELLY." 

Ed. Hurlin, "Is not 'HURLIN' 
for the team now." 

Tommy Glennon, may be an 
"OLD CROW" but he can still 
flap his wings. 

The "CASEYS" had about as 
much chance with him as "PHAR- 
OAH had in the Red Sea". 

The Captain is "JELLY" but 
he will keep the team out of 
"JAM". 

"MAY BEES" fly in May but 
"MAYSHAWS" are there the 
year round. 

Watch them send the "BOX- 
ERS" back in "Superior Mailing 
Cases". 

But don't count your fish until 
they are caught. 



HEIGHT OF HARD LUCK 
That's what Walter McCann had 
when he wrote seventeen letters to 
Hampton Beach one night and then 
read in the paper the next morning 
that the place had burned down. 



SONGS 

Some of us in the shop have a favor- 
ite song and in case you don't know 
we'll help you along. 

Lea Sings "Jazz Baby" and she 
gets it almost right. 

Vange sings "My Rosary" and 
sings with all her might. 

Jack B. sings "Peggy" in memory 
of the past. . 

H. Hartman sings "The Little 
Ford" because it travels, oh, so fast. 

Frank M. sings "I'm Always Fall- 
ing in Love with the Other Fellow's 
Girl" and he means it, too. 

Then Vivien turns around and 
sings "I Might be a Onee-in-a- While 
to You." 

There are many more we know of 
but this will have to pass, 

And you'll have to wait another 
Week before you see your last. 

Hooda Thunkit. 



We wonder why Minna always 
says, "Hopeless Chest ' : instead of 
"Hope Chest". 

Why does Florence W. like to ride 
in Ice Cream Carts? 

Doris Martin says she likes Attle- 
boro Falls. We wonder if it is the 
scenery ? 

What is your favorite color? Anna 
Greve answers, "I am partial to 
pink". 



- ^>.< AUGHT IN THE MESHVS^ 



I 
The people of Whiting & Davis 
Ait not considered green, 
l»ui when a flash light picture was 

taken 
They all .uot up and screamed. 

TI 
They look one oyer in the restuarant, 
Ami when the lights went off 
Evelyn dropped her soup spoon, 

I 'II say she spilt her broth. 

Ill 
Erleen looked astonished. 
she dropped her fork and cried. 
Sturgis thought it was funny, 
lie laughed at her aloud. 

IV 

The next time a picture '11 be taken 
They'll all know how to act, 
It won't he so suprising, 
To all of them it's a fact. 



SONGS AND WHO THEY EEEER 
TO 

Vange — For you've got to give 'em 
mething to remember yon by. 

ldcila — I used to love him but it's 
all over now. 
Edith— Smiles. 
Rose — Back to Sunny Italy. 

Bertha B, — lie's the only boy for 

me. 

Erleen — Say Ge, you ought to see 
my Ge. Ge. 

.Mildred P. — I'll he doggone happy 

when the preacher makes him mine. 

Bertha G. — Oh. There never was a 
m in just like my man. 

Louise — I lived and I loved and I'm 

sat istied. 

Elsie II. — In the shade (shelter) of 
the old apple tree. 

Clara — That's why I need you. 

Vera — Little crumbs of happiness 
5 on gave me long ago 

Madeline — Your mother is the best 
friend after all. 

Aliss Evans — I like to get up in the 
morning but it's better to. lie a-bed. 

Iblen S.— In his little Ford Auto- 
mobile. 

-Mrs. Taylor— That's worth while 
waiting for. 

Arihnr G. — I want a girl just like 
the girl that married dear old dad. 

Hud— It's the smart little fel'er 
ih il stocked up his cellar thai 
in" the beautiful girl. 



CAN YOU VISUALIZE— 

Irene refusing to dam-. 

Marion wii h a beau .' 

Doris without an ideal? 

Blanche out of the tub? 

Sturgis w ith a mustache? 

Ethel with a hope chest .' 

Eda in a bathing snit .' 

Kaspara without her Irish? 

Minna owning a Ford coupe? 

Mr. Pfieffer without an explana- 
tion? 

Spence treating the bunch? 

Hill Barton with a grouch? 

Mr. Heintz wearing suspenders? 

Leon without his blush? 

Bud Kenyon without a chew? 

Preda Jacques calling Mr. Heintz 
"Henry 



She was a rose between two thorns. 
When she walked beside two tall guys. 
They asked her why she didn't grow, 
Hut she said. I 'm satisfied. 

One of them called her Little One. 
The other called her Shorty. 
But they can call her what they like. 
So long as they don't say she's 
naughty. 



CAN YOU IMAGINE— 

Ida Stelta shimmvinar? 

Mamie Heckman on roller skat 

Florence Warren vamping? 

Mrs. Hooper not en joying a party? 

Mrs. Wheeler not going to the 

movies I 

Donold NcNeil elopinjr with Cece- 
lia? 

Florence C. and Diana L. without 
powder puffs? 



Did you ever notice the lovelight 

glances that Hell casts out the window 
as Eddie ltocs by. 



I heard Eva say the other day "I 
wish that car of mine had been a June 
Horn instead of a Maibohn ; I might 
have had better results." 



CITY SqUARE.] Rlat-nvtllc. 

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Surpassed t>y 77* 77c 




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